39th Annual Juried Exhibition

39th Annual Juried Exhibition

September 24 – October 23, 2016

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Congratulations to our prizewinners.

  • Best in Show:Megan Garbe for her Oil painting,
  • First Place:Chris Perry for his Book Art, 161 Ripples, Downpour
  • Second Place:Dora Tumulic, for her Acrylic/Mixed Media piece, Hidden Characters 
  • Third Place: Jennifer Coyne Qudeen, for her Mixed Media piece, The RedBoat
  • Honorable Mention: Frances Ashforth, for her Unique Water-base Monotype, Water Study 41
  • Honorable Mention: Michael Brennecke, for his Oil painting, Rappahanock
  • Honorable Mention: Debbie Smith, for her Porcelain Horsehair Raku piece, Porcelain in Motion
  • Honorable Mention: Karen Vogel, for her Mixed Media piece, Cross Fit

Thanks to everyone who entered the Guild’s 39th Annual Juried Exhibition, taking the opportunity to have your work seen by Chelsea gallery owner and this year’s juror, Kathryn Markel. We ended up with nearly 300 pieces of artwork! Kathryn selected 81 pieces for the show in all. Congratulations to all who have been accepted into the show! Here’s what she had to say about the body of work presented to her: “In choosing the 81pieces for this exhibition, as always, I tried to chose the work that I felt exhibited both technical mastery and what I call a unique visual language – art that reflects an artists’ particular, individual take on the world. Even though I’ve been looking at art for over 40 years, it can still surprise me with a new way of seeing. That’s what I look for.”

Accepted Artists, please review your information below and email Patty Short at rgoa@sbcglobal.net with any corrections by noon, Monday, September 19. Please note: prices MAY NOT be changed unless there is an obvious mistake. This information is used for wall tags and program. Thanks.

List of Accepted Artists:

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Juror Kathryn Markel

Since 1974, Ridgefield Guild of Artists has offered members and non-members alike the opportunity to have their artwork judged at the Guild by a highly qualified juror. This year we are pleased to announce that our juror will be Kathryn Markel.

Juror: Kathryn Markel is gallery owner of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York, NY and Bridgehampton, NY. She began her NY gallery in 1976 with the belief that contemporary art can be beautiful as well as visually and intellectually rigorous, and that acquiring it should be a source of pleasure and self-discovery. For almost 40 years, she has helped collectors find the art that speaks to them, and, therefore, she exhibits a diverse group of artists united by hard-won craft, compelling intellectual framework, and a love of the art- making process. Prior to opening her gallery, she worked as the primary travelling salesperson for Landfall Press, a lithographic workshop in Chicago. She attended Northwestern University and graduated with a BA in Art History from the University of Illinois. She is also a member of Arttable, and is now Board Chairman of GlassRoots, a non-profit hot glass studio in Newark teaching glassmaking to at-risk youth. www.markelfinearts.com


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Opening Reception: Saturday 24, September, 4-6pm Show Closes: Sunday, October 23, 4pm

Artists Salon: Friday, September 30, 7-9pm

Walk & Talk: Sunday, October 15, 3-5pm

Pick-up of Unsold Work: Monday, October 24, 3-7pm, and Tuesday, October 25, 12-4pm. *

*NOTE: All work must be picked up during regular pick-up hours or a $20 late fee will be applied. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you cannot make these pick-up times, please make arrangements with a friend or family member to pick- up your work for you within the time frames given. The Guild cannot be responsible for works left behind. We have very limited storage space.

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